Kay Hill, 84, of Erie died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, at her home. She was born Aug. 26, 1936, at Erie to Frank Warren and Lillian Irene (Butler) Myers. She grew up near and at Erie and Stark on the family farm. She graduated from Erie High School in 1954.
On Feb. 5, 1954, she and Charles M. “Junior” Hill were married at Erie Federated Church. He preceded her in death on Aug. 19, 2003. After his death she moved from Stark to Erie.
Kay worked at the Stark post office from 1976 to 1988. Later she was at the Farlington post office and was the postmaster in Mapleton. She retired in 2002 as postmaster in Piqua.
She was a member of Stark United Methodist Church and since 2004 was a member of Erie Federated Church. She was long active in Eastern Star and had been a member of the Savonburg chapter, the Erie chapter and then the Chanute chapter. She held numerous offices, including worthy matron.
Kay loved collecting and selling antiques and setting up at flea markets.
Surviving are four sons, Charles W. “Chuck” Hill (Carol) of Stark, Bradley P. “Brad” Hill (Tammy) of Pittsburg, Kurt W. Hill (Vicki) of Wichita and Robert K. Hill of Stark; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Janie Barnes.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Erie, with the Rev. Shella Choi officiating. Burial will follow in East Hill Cemetery in Erie. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to either Erie Federated Church or Stark United Methodist Church and may be left at or sent to the funeral home, Box 182, Erie, KS 66733.